Cambridge International A-Level Computer Science covers a variety of computing concepts and practices. From programming, all the way through to computer architecture and data handling, you will gain a solid understanding of all aspects of Computer Science.

An A-Level in Computer Science is a very good basis for further study of Information Technology related subjects at university or in the workplace via higher level Diplomas.

When can I start the courses? Right away.

How do I study the courses? Online.

Is there a tutor? Yes.

How long are the courses? 1 or 2 years (you decide).

Where can I read full course info? Full course information.

Can I spread the cost of my fees? Yes, we offer simple payment options with no interest.

Online Cambridge International A-Level Computer Science Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I study the course? Online.
Where can I study from? UK and Internationally.
How long is the course? 1 or 2 years.
Are there entry requirements? No.
What certificate do I get? Cambridge International A-Level Computer Science
What can I do with the qualification? Study degree qualifications or higher level Diplomas.
What level is the course? Equivalent to Level 3 Diplomas, USA Advanced Placement Program, Matriculation Certificate.
Are exams included? No, Open College are an independent learning provider only. You will have to book these with a Cambridge International exam centre.
Start date? At any time.

More Information

Your online Cambridge International A-Level Computer Science course will come with full tutor support for the length of your studies. You will have access through an online learning portal to all materials and information that you need to study and learn in preparation for your examinations.

The course materials have been specially written to enable students to self study the course. You can work through the syllabus at a pace and rate that suits you. Within the course, there is a combination of interactive elements, reading and self assessment questions for students to enjoy and work through as they progress their studies.

You can opt to study this A Level course over 1 year or 2. Fast tracking your learning is the best way to get your results quickly ready for University. If one year isn’t enough for your studies, you can extend your learning time for free.

Examinations for Cambridge International A-Level Computer Science are held every year in the June and November examination period. If you need more help or advice regarding studying this course, contact one of our helpful team for more assistance.

Cambridge International A-Level Computer Science Syllabus

With the Cambridge International A-Level Computer Science course, topics are clearly structured and cover a wide variety of computer science issues. Learners will study topics including information representation, communication and Internet technologies, hardware, software development, and relational database modelling.

Focusing on the Python progamming language, you will build on your abilities to work with software and programming to create and generate competent and thorough examples of solid programming work and problem solving abilities.

This course will allow for students to:

  • Build on your GCSE foundations without repetition of content.
  • Have a wide choice of topics for study covering all aspects of computer science.
  • Develop a passion for the theory of computer science.
  • Develop good programming skills.

A Level Computer Science works well with:

If you need more UCAS points to enable you to go to University, these A Levels work well with Computer Science:

Examination Information

  • Cambridge International A-Level examinations can be examined for in the UK and Internationally.
  • Examination period is in the June and November examination period.
  • Cambridge International A-Level Computer Science course code: 9608.
  • Examinations need to be at a registered Cambridge International examination centre.